STEM Activity Challenge: Bridges with Marshmallows

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Build a bridge with only two supplies and test it by adding weights!

STEM activities will astound you! Given some basic directions, supplies, and the chance to explore, students will dive right in! Let your students manipulate supplies, learn as they go, re-do, re-cut, re-build, and re-think! Students will be thinking critically without being aware of it, talking and collaborating, and problem solving.

****Please note: This lesson is available in a combination package!

The design challenge lesson contained in this package is a bridge building experience. Students will use toothpicks and marshmallows to construct a bridge. They will test the strength of their final designs by adding weights to the structures.

The package includes step-by-step instructions with many hints along the way. One page gives you a materials list and advance preparation steps. Included is a page of possible ways to extend this activity beyond its basic one day use. A page of helpful hints will give you some useful ideas! A page of actual photos of student work is included!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: toothpicks, marshmallows, paper plates or bowls, and weights (like pennies).

The package specifically contains pages for: Teacher background, materials and preparations, 2 pages of step by step procedures, extension ideas, 2 pages of helpful hints, 3 pages of photographs, and two versions of lab sheets with sample answers provided. The total page count listed includes everything.

STEM Challenges are a super way to engage students! Designing and working together will be fun- try it! Your students will love it!

This set works great with two other bridge building challenges:
Bridges with Straws and Toothpicks
Bridges with Index Cards

This challenge is also available in money-saving bundles:
STEM Challenges- A Bundle of STEM Activities about Bridges
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #1

Or, even better this challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Bridges and Platforms

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STEM Activity Challenge: Bridges with Marshmallows
STEM Activity Challenge: Bridges with Marshmallows
STEM Activity Challenge: Bridges with Marshmallows
STEM Activity Challenge: Bridges with Marshmallows